Many high fashion magazines have come under fire for not featuring enough women of color on their covers, but Vogue is finally deciding to embrace some diversity. Tennis star Serena Williams will grace the cover of the fashion bible’s April 2015 issue. Dubbed “Queen Serena” by the publication, the athlete -who is ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis – dished on her desire to make a mark in fashion, her friendship with fellow tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, and how she used to feel insecure about her muscular arms. This is the second time Williams has been featured on the cover of Vogue. Read more.
Sen. Ted Cruz to Run for President
According to reports (and his Twitter account), Senator Ted Cruz will run for president of the United States. Cruz is slated to make an official announcement sometime today. He is expected to launch a presidential bid and become the first Republican presidential candidate without creating an exploratory committee. According to his senior advisors, Cruz will try to raise about $50 million dollars for his campaign and hopes to garner support from Tea Party voters who helped him get his foot in the door in Washington. Read more.
Woman Who Stabbed Dr. King in Harlem Dies At 98
The woman who attempted to kill Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while he was visiting Harlem in 1958 has died. Izola Ware Curry, 98, passed away in a Queens nursing home. Fifty-seven years ago, while Dr. King was signing books in Harlem, Curry approached him and stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. A decade later, Dr. King mentioned the incident in a speech that he delivered the day before he died. Read more.
Yesterday marked the 5-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, an initiative designed to make healthcare accessible for millions of Americans. President Obama released a statement reflecting on the impact it’s had on the country: “After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million uninsured Americans have gained the security of health insurance – an achievement that has cut the ranks of the uninsured by nearly one third. These aren’t just numbers. Because of this law, there are parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor,” he said in a statement. “There are families who no longer risk losing their home or savings just because someone gets sick. There are young people free to pursue their dreams and start their own business without worrying about losing access to healthcare. There are Americans who, without this law, would not be alive today.”